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Where to find Vinyls in East Village

vinyl_rules_1The NY Times has a great slideshow and piece by Michael Wilson touring the Vinyl shops remained in East Village which still hosts  the most arty and musical scene in NYC.RB

Other Music, 15 East Fourth Street, (212) 477-8150.
Indie rock, classic rock, what we call, Jazz, soul, reggae

Norman’s Sound and Vision on 67 Cooper Square, (212) 473-6599/

Rockit Scientist, 33 St. Marks Place, (212) 242-0066
Ecclectic shop

Academy Records, 415 East 12th Street, (212) 780-9166,
classical and jazz music

Hasted Hunt Kraeutler


This week, with Krauetler, their new partner, Hasted Hunt‘s gallery opened a new space right on 24th between 10 and 11th whereas the one on 20th is situated on the 2d floor.

The gallery represents a bunch of really cool photographers as Mark Cohen, Aaron Siskind, Erwin Olaf and Joel Witkin. For their first show, they are holding the beautiful Edward Burtinsky’s exhibition about oil. His pictures are like paintings.


RB ©Edward Burtynsky

537 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
T 212.627.0006

Irving Penn


New York lost one of his great city-dweller : Irving Penn died yesterday morning in his apartement. He was 92 years old.

Today Christie’s had an auction which had some of his photos that went from $17,500 to $72 000. RB ©Irving Penn

Joel Meyerowitz’s parks – Green Itinerary

High Rock Park, spring

Last night, the opening of Joel Meyerowitz’s Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks was held at the great upper East Side Museum of the City of New York.NYC is incredibly green. The city has 29 000 acres of parks and green spaces.

Meyerowitz was there, hanging out with people dressed up and had a hug with Mary Ellen Mark ! Needless to say that the work is amazing.  I didn’t know that  he is the first photographer to document New York City’s parks since the 1930s, when they were photographed as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s WPA program. That makes the work even more powerful.

A book published by Aperture can be use as a start to organise a green itinerary in NYC during week-ends.


Legacy : The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks runs till March 7th, 2010

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Pelham Bay Park, tre#31F603

Art for Obama With Shepard Fairey


Today the book Art for Obama With Shepard Fairey was released. Check the awe-inspiring slideshow.

ART FOR OBAMA: Designing Manifest Hope and the Campaign for Change
Abrams Image  $22.50 US, 150 full-color illustrations; 184 pages

Dress Codes

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Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video opens tomorrow. The press preview happened this morning. This year, fashion is showed through image-makers aka contemporary artists … I have to say, the exhibition is confusing because it couldn’t avoid the void of contemporary art. That said I thought Tschape – photo above- has a fashion beauty on its flimsy and gauzy style, Cindy Sherman keeps on being funny and Hank Willis Thomas has a great idea to look at black advertisings in the 70’s and manipulated them.  The exhibition is worth for an individual prospective as for a global vision. I bet fashion photo editor and Creative Director as Grace Coddington will have a quick look at. RB©Tschape

till  January 17, 2010

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